Colchester: Pedestrian receives serious head injury after being hit by plank from lorry

A village road is blocked in both directions after a van drove in to a tree.

A village road is blocked in both directions after a van drove in to a tree. - Credit: Archant

A man from Colchester has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a plank from a passing lorry.

Officers were called to Hythe Quay in Colchester at about 7.50am on Monday July 1 following reports that a pedestrian had been injured by a plank falling from a lorry.

The pedestrian, a man in his 40s and from the Colchester area, was taken by air ambulance to Queens Hospital, Romford where he is being treated for a serious head injury. His condition this afternoon was said to be serious but stable.

Police are investigating and calling for any witnesses to come forward. They should contact Pc Mark Hercules at Stanway Road policing office on 101.


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